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Grow food in your fridge
Herbs and vegetables taste better when they are fresh. Hanna Sandstrom created a new refrigerator which provides additional space where herbs and plants can be planted and grown. Integrated light, temperature and moisture control, nutrition and water provide for growth and progress. With this refrigerator everyone can cultivate their own healthy food at home.
Why it matters
Does the convenience of being able to grow food inside your home make it more accessible to everyone? With outdoor space becoming scarce is this a real alternative to the garden allotment?
A new paint called Lotusan, from German company Sto, could take the task of cleaning exterior painted surfaces off the to-do list for up to eight years. Its microstructure is modelled on the highly water-repellent Lotus leaf so when rainwater hits the surface, it immediately forms droplets and falls away, taking dirt with it. This, in turn, reduces the growth of mould, mildew and algae.
Paint company Cin developed a Facebook app named Colour Maker and invited fans to collaborate and create a selection of new colours for the brand. The brand then launched a catalogue of the top 25 colours with information about their creator and where the new colours could be purchased.